Disgraced Former “Green Jobs” Czar Van Jones Given NAACP Image Award: “Judge People on What They are Doing Today for Tomorrow, Not for What They Did Yesterday” (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on February 24, 2010
With a wacky philosophy of “judge people on what they are doing today for tomorrow, not for what they did yesterday,” ex-convicts, child abusers, and third-world despots could get an NAACP “Image” award… or even self-proclaimed radical and Communist, 9/11 truther Van Jones.
The very same Van Jones who, as an improperly vetted special advisor to the president, made it a personal vendetta to target and malign Whole Foods, while being paid a six-figure salary by America’s taxpayers, because John Mackey, the company’s CEO and an Obama supporter, didn’t support Obama’s health care plans. Or against conservative commentator Glenn Beck because Beck spoke out against Team Obama and Jones on his FOX show.
Or, because potty-mouthed Jones called Republicans THIS:
Here’s one of the exposés Glenn Beck aired last summer on Jones:
Glenn Beck Exposes Color of Change co-founder Van Jones | August 2009
Washington (CNN) — While Van Jones may have left the White House under a cloud, the NAACP says that’s not his whole story.
The group considers him a pioneering hero for the environment and civil rights — so much so that it is awarding him one of its highest honors Friday: an NAACP Image Award. It’s a move that is just becoming public now, which is sure to stoke the fire from Jones critics.
Jones resigned in September 2009 from his position on the Council on Environmental Quality, under a firestorm of criticism over a petition he had signed and his comments about Republicans.
The Obama administration’s “green czar” helped coordinate government agencies focused on delivering millions of green jobs to the ailing U.S. economy.
Jones said he was the victim of a “vicious smear campaign” based on “lies and distortions.”
Benjamin Jealous, NAACP president and CEO, said he’s not concerned about criticism the NAACP might face over honoring the controversial Jones.
“We care about getting the best ideas, the best minds and Van is one of them,” Jealous said. “What should be controversial is we pushed one of the greatest minds to the side in this country when we needed him most.”
In an opinion piece on CNN.com, Jealous calls Jones “an American treasure,” and says he might be “the most misunderstood man in America.”
“The real Van Jones story is about how a young leader became the father of the green jobs movement. In response to a longstanding jobs crisis in Oakland, California, he initiated the Oakland Green Jobs Corps, one of the nation’s first job training programs targeting low-income people for work in the solar and green industries. This program has become a renowned model for numerous initiatives that are now up and running across America,” Jealous says in the piece.
“In America, we ultimately judge people on what they are doing today for tomorrow, not for what they did yesterday.“
An image for children to admire and emulate? Misunderstood?
Past and present articles and posts on “Image” recipient Van Jones:
Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator: The Real Van Jones Scandal: Why Glenn Beck Is Right
Gateway Pundit: Van Jones: Not Just a Commie, Truther, & Liar… But a Saddam Supporter, Too
The Lesbian Conservative: Van Jones: Mister Mediocre Goes To Princeton
Washington Post: White House Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy Over Past Activism
Robert Stacy McCain, American Spectator: Van Jones: Victim of Right-Wing ‘Terrorists’?
The Lonely Conservative: Van Jones Loves Glenn Beck
NewsBusters: Jones Resigns Over What?
Diary of a Mad Conservative: Quote of the day from an “American Treasure”? and More Jones on imperialist, evil white America and the religion of Marx
Jeff Poor, NewsBusters: Olbermann to Daily Kos Audience: ‘Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck’
Power Line: Lights Out for Van Jones
Sister Toldjah: Van Jones throws himself under the bus, resigns from Obama admin and The truth about “green” czar’s Trutherism beliefs
Spitfire Murphy: Beautiful! Moonbats Boycott Whole Foods Because CEO Does Not Support ObamaCare
GayPatriot: Van Jones, Obama’s “Truther” Green Jobs Czar, Resigns and To Critics of Republicans: Show me the Legislation where GOP pushes its beliefs on others
Ed Driscoll, Pajamas Media: Van Goes Under The Bus — Updated and A 9/11 Truther In King Obama’s Court
National Review Online: Krauthammer’s Take
Joseph C. Phillips, Big Hollywood: Revolution Anyone?
Michelle Malkin: Memo to GOP candidates: Stop mindlessly praising Commies in green clothing and The union fatcats behind the Whole Foods boycott and Letter from a Whole Foods worker and Green Czar vs. Glenn Beck; Britain vs. Michael Savage
The Right Way: Plus: We Should Have Vetted More, Says White House
Frugal Café Blog Zone: You Kiss Your Mother with That Mouth? Obama’s Green Jobs Czar Van Jones: “Republicans Are ‘A**holes’” (video) and We Have Many Questions, Mr. President: Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck on Radical Czars in the White House (video)
Verum Serum: CBS: Was VS Post the Last Straw for Van Jones?
Riehl World View: Updated!: Bus Overtakes Van As Jones Loses WH Parking Spot
Just Americans Making Ethical Statements Weblog: WH Green Czar Van Johnson linked to Group attacking FOXNews and Glenn Beck
Stop The ACLU: Presidential Advisor and Communist Van Jones Deeply Involved in 911 Conspiracy Movement
Left, Right, and Centered: Imagine What The Press Would Do With This Under W
Pronk Palisades: Obama’s Hidden Agenda and Cadre of Marxists, Communists, Progressives, Radicals, Socialists–Destroying Capitalism and The American Republic
From The Right: Van Jones and other destroyers of the Constitution
SHAWSBLOG: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are ‘Assholes’
Glenn Beck: Van Jones, in His Own Words and More Van Jones lunacy